The Movie Timeline - it's like a timeline, but of movies


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1899

31st December: George demonstrates a time machine to four of his friends, and steps into the future. (The Time Machine)

1900

International Diplomats and soldiers fend off attacks on the International Compound during the Boxer Revolution. (Peking, China - 55 Days at Peking)

Frank Chapman says that people should count birds instead of counting them. (The Big Year)

Future Olympic athlete Harold Abrahams born. (Chariots of Fire)

A mummy is discovered by three Egyptologists: Englishmen John Bray and Sir Giles Dalrymple as well as French Professor Eugene Dubois. Assisting in the expedition is Professor Dubois' daughter, and Bray's fiancee, Annette. All the artifacts are brought back to London by the project's backer, American showman Alexander King, who plans to recoup his investment by staging luridly sensational public exhibits of the Egyptian treasures. Soon after arrival, the mummy revives and starts to kill various members of the expedition, while it becomes evident that sinister Adam Beecham, a wealthy arts patron whom members of the expedition meet on the ship returning to England, harbors a crucial revelation of the mummy's past and future. (The Curse of the Mummy's Tomb)

Gigi. (Gigi)

Francis Ouimet sees Harry Vardon play golf. (Brookline, Massachusetts - The Greatest Game Ever Played)

Indiana Jones born. (Indiana Jones and The Last Crusade)

Borough Hall Highlands Incorporated. (Highlands, New Jersey - Jersey Girl)

Satine, the beautiful courtesan of the Moulin Rouge, dies in Christian's arms. (Paris - Moulin Rouge)

Dorothy Gale returns to a ruined Oz with her pet chicken Billina and has adventures with copper mechanical man TikTok, another scarecrow with a pumpkin for a head named Jack, and a sofa with a mounted gump's head; she kills the Gnome King and restores Oz before returning back to Kansas. (Kansas - Return to Oz)

Elise McKenna moves to New York with her mother to further her acting career. (Somewhere In Time)

Dorothy Gale and her pet dog Toto are blown from Kansas to Oz, killing the Wicked Witch of the East and causing adventures with a brainless Scarecrow, gutless Lion and a heartless Tinman. (Kansas - The Wizard of Oz)

January: George arrives to dinner with his friends dishevelled, disoriented, hungry and from far into the future. (The Time Machine)

14th February: Several girls from Appleyard College go missing on a picnic, at Hanging Rock. (Victoria, Australia - Picnic at Hanging Rock)

14th May: The Olympics. (Paris, France - Life of Pi)

1st June: Future President Hoover caught in Boxer Rebellion. (China - The Day the Bubble Burst)

25th June: Lord Louis Mountbatten is born. (Windsor, England - The Devil's Brigade)

July: Confederate soldiers attempt to unite north and south with victories over the Spanish in Cuba and Caribbean and into Mexico. (C.S.A.: The Confederate States of America)

4th July: John Sims, future unemployed insurance accountant, is born to proud parents. (USA - The Crowd)

8th September: A storm kills 6,000 people. (Galveston, Texas - All About Steve)

1901

Sigmund Freud is kidnapped by two high-school students from the future. (Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure)

Antonio Andolini, his wife and son Paolo are murdered, leaving their younger son Vito an orphan. (The Godfather: Part II)

A young boy named Vito Andolini arrives in Ellis Island and is quarinteened for smallpox soon after. (Ellis Island, New York - The Godfather: Part II)

Bill Miner, "The Gentleman Bandit", is released from San Quentin. (The Grey Fox)

The hottest resort in Santa Carla is built on the fault. (Santa Carla, California - The Lost Boys)

7th January: Alfred Packer is paroled. (Colorado - The Legend of Alfred Packer)

22nd January: Queen Victoria dies. (Mrs. Brown)

22nd January: J.B. Books, famous shootist, rides into town. (Carson City, NE - The Shootist)

29th January: J.B. Books dies from gunshot wounds during a shoot-out. (Carson City, NE - The Shootist)

22nd April: President William McKinley enlists Navy Lt. Richard L. Perry to secretly infiltrate a gang of bank robbers in order to discover the identity of their ringleader who resides somewhere high in the ranks of the federal government. (Washington D.C. - This is My Affair)

7th May: Gary Cooper is born. (Helena, Montana - Marlene)

20th June: Edward Cullen born. (Twilight)

27th July: Rudy Vallee is born. (Island Point, Vermont - Rudy Vallee and His Connecticut Yankees)

1902

Santa Claus The Nineteenth is born. (Arthur Christmas)

Myra Langtry has lunch with Addison Sims of Seattle. (The Grifters)

Cyrus Rooney creates the first primitive thinking machine out of the brain of a pig. (John Dies at the End)

After many rejections, Beatrix Potter has her book 'The Tale of Peter Rabbit' picked up by publishers Frederick Warne & Company. (London - Miss Potter)

Andre Toulon creates his puppets (Cario Eygypt - Retro Puppet Master)

Daniel Plainview finds oil! (There Will Be Blood)

Somebody tries to get a jump on the real-estate boom. (Beverly Hills, CA - Timecop)

Town founded. (Perfection, Nevada - Tremors)

Tuesday 8th July: Gwendolyn B. Bennett is born. (Giddings, Texas - The Great Debaters)

Sunday 13th July: Leland "Buzz" Meeks is born. (Los Angeles, California - LA Confidential)

Sunday 13th July: Louise Ricks is found murdered in the coastal Kennerbunkpart home she shared with her granddaughter, Dorothy Ricks, and great-granddaughter, Maria Ricks. (Rockland, Maine - Offspring)

Monday 14th July: A newspaper article titled "GRANDMOTHER MURDERED, GREAT-GRANDDAUGHTER MISSING" is published. It is about the Ricks family. The newspaper mistakenly says Friday. (Rockland, Maine - Offspring)

Monday 28th July: James Terrance Jupp is born. (Darkman II: The Return of Durant)

Wednesday 6th August: Dutch Schultz (born Arthur Flegenheimer) is born. (Bronx, New York - Portrait of a Mobster)

Monday 1st September: Le Voyage dans la lune (translated into English as A Trip to the Moon), a film made by Georges Melies and starring his future wife Jeanne d'Alcy, premiers. (Hugo)

1903

Peter Bailey starts running Building and Loan. (Bedford Falls, New York - It's a Wonderful Life)

Clive Candy shoots a lion. (East Africa - The Life and Death of Colonel Blimp)

The Smith family have themselves a merry little Christmas, despite having to leave St Louis. (Meet Me in St. Louis)

John M. Johnson Jr. is born. (Night of the Living Dead 3D)

Alexander Hartdegen travels back in time 4 years to try to stop his fianc (The Time Machine)

Monday 16th March: Judge Roy Bean dies. (Langtry, Texas - The Life and Times of Judge Roy Bean)

Monday 6th April: Mickey Cochrane is born. (Bridgewater, Massachusetts - Cobb)

Sunday 19th April: Eliot Ness is born. (Chicago, Illinois - The Untouchables)

Saturday 6th June: Carla Hoffman registers to become a citizen. (Vandorf, Germant - The Gorgon)

Friday 19th June: Lou Gehrig is born. (New York, New York - The Pride of the Yankees)

Saturday 18th July: The date on the flyer for the Wild West Show that Cogburn sent to Ross. (True Grit)

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